The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leicestershire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 44 31 20
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.57% 0.92% 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.35% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £331 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.37% -17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £44.09 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +3.74%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
253 148 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 72.29% 68.20% 53.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 63 41
Average daily rate £300 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £285 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £735 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £13.67 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Test Automation
East Midlands

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Leicestershire region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Leicester - - - - 1
Test Automation
East Midlands

Test Automation
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) SAP BW
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
1 2 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) IBM